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their transport and go to the oakland port. that has fire department brass here in san francisco taking a harder look at protocol and making some changes. a longshoreman was in his truck when it plunged into the bay at the oakland port. the coast guard called the san francisco fire department's rescueed dive team dive team for help. >> there was telephone calls to the headquarters for approval and it stalled there. >> reporter: according to dispatch transcripts, 1:55 p.m., the coast guard requests san francisco fire department response. 2:03, san francisco fire department division chief is getting approval from headquarters. 2:18 p.m., divers are not approved yet. finally, 2:37 p.m., the divers are approved to go.
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that's 42 minutes after the first call for help. by then the oakland port sent in a diver who recovers the body. they were not able to revive the longshoreman. >> it's basically the fact that our neighbor called for help and so, yeah, it is -- there's a lot of people who were wondering why it took so long for the approval to come. >> reporter: a fire official blames it on confusion from the dispatchers. it wasn't clear if it was a rescue or recovery. at one point oakland canceled the call for help. >> i think the biggest problem is misinformation at first. it was canceled, recovery versus rescue, et cetera. >> if we got the indication in a it was a rescue, they should have went right away. and you know it's unfortunate, i -- i -- i feel really bad. >> reporter: to make matters worse the rescue dive team was directed to the wrong pier to get their transport. >> they went to the fire boat pier first and figured they could find a faster boat, they would meet the police boat at a separate pier. >> reporter: right. >> so that's the procedure that
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we want to tighten up. >> reporter: a series of delays that frustrates the rescue team. >> you want to get there. you want to help. there's a life on the line. and this is what we do. >> reporter: headquarters agreed. procedures bogged them down and need improvement. >> tighten it up, how are we going to get this thing going faster? and just get going and get out on the water and figure out the other idiosyncracies later. >> reporter: san francisco has a diver rescue team. the other one is in south marin county. so every minute is critical. >> absolutely. now, linda, you mentioned in your story that there was confusion over whether it was a rescue or recovery. any chance it would have made a difference if the fire department rescue divers had gotten there sooner? >> reporter: no one knows the answer for sure. but the answer i'm hearing though is unlikely. you can see the port behind us.
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if they were to board their transport right away it would still take 20 minutes to get to the port. so a lot of questions being raised. what's more important is, they have to be ready. they can't go through all kinds of protocol. they want to be ready for the next emergency >> thank you, linda yee. governor brown came out strong today calling for action on climate change. he says we have just a few years to turn things around or else. kpix 5's len ramirez tells us the governor even blasted the media for paying more attention to what he called silly stories and i guess he gave a very recent example, huh? >> reporter: we hope the governor is watching our story today. we can see the impact over silicon valley, we humans and tens of thousands of our vehicles are having on the environment. there's a lot of smog in the air today. but what concerns the governor and scientists are the long- term impacts on the planet. >> it's not important. compared to getting the 50th
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super bowl this stuff is silly. >> reporter: governor brown was sarcastic but didn't mince words when it addressed a gathering of scientists at nasa ames to sound the alarm that the world is reaching a dangerous tipping point. >> we're not that stupid that we can't figure it out. >> reporter: he joined with the scientists to produce an unprecedented call to action to save the planet from us. >> i would say this is the most serious crisis humanity has ever faced. >> reporter: scientists signed on to a staple that human statement about the destruction of the environment. >> we are potentially damaging the conditions on top of which our civilization is built. this is not an experiment. this is real. >> reporter: they identified five problems, global warming, acceleration of species going observations stinct, loss of
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ecosystems, a rapidly growing population and pollution and species going extinct. he says switching to solar power or driving an electric car is not radical enough. he said people should think about changing lifestyles to the point of not having a car at all. >> individuals at this point in time can make a huge difference by changing their own behaviors and influencing behaviors in the sphere of influence. >> reporter: and that statement issued today by the scientists also predicts that by the time today's children reach middle age, some of earth's systems, some of earth's life support systems, will be permanently damaged allen if nothing is done right away. >> the governor got his platform today and he was preaching to the choir for sure. but the scientists' statement, how much influence is that really going to have? >> reporter: it depends where you are. obviously in california here it's likely to have a big impact because the governor signed on to it but in other states, it might be less
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impact. but what they want is to have this document and so they can say years from now, these are the best case and worst-case scenarios so people have a road map to what needs to be done. >> right. and to say, here's the piece of paper in 2013. we laid it out for you. >> reporter: yup. exactly. >> okay. len, thanks so much. only on five, an unusual crime-fighting strategy today in oakland involved cops, ex- convicts and a cookout. kpix 5's da lin on how a barbecue could play a big part in solving that city's crime problems. reporter: the santa cruz >> reporter: this looks like any other barbecue. people enjoying food and fun stories. you wouldn't know these people sitting down for lunch were at one point on opposite sides of the law. jason spencer spent time in prison for selling drugs, the guy next to him a police recruit. >> this is my first time being able to talk to him without my hands behind my back or facing the ground.
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>> i never would have seen myself at something like this talking to police, you know, but it was a good experience. >> reporter: they are with the men of valor academy which helps ex-convicts re-enter society. some said they didn't want to be here at first with cops but the conversation and interactions changed that. >> just to get both sides of the story and broaden our horizons and get a new perspective on things. >> reporter: the barbecue is all part of the academy training for the 46 recruits at the oakland police department. the training is the first of its kind for opd. oakland is reforming its police department to focus on community policing and that the new assistant chief says begins with building trust. >> a big part of that is relationship. you cannot build trust if the relationship isn't there. >> reporter: the police recruits will graduate in september. after that they will work with nonprofit organizations in oakland to get to know the communities even better before they are sent out to patrol the streets. both the recruits and the
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participants with the men of valor said they walked away with more respect for one another. the recruits actually came up with the barbecue idea to -- with help from the oakland police foundation. the police department says it will continue to have this kind of training for future recruits. in oakland, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> once the current class of recruits graduates in september, another class of about 50 recruits will start immediately after that. the santa cruz police officers killed while questioning a sexual assault suspect died within seconds of coming face to face with them. that is one of the findings from the three-month investigation into the deaths of sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler. the sheriff says that the two spoke to suspect jeremy goulet through a window at his home for 10 minutes and then without warning he came out and opened fire. goulet died less than an hour later in a shootout with other
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officers. >> these officers were truly the thin blue line that stood between this deranged individual and our community on that day. >> only after the shooting did police learn about goulet's extensive criminal history. they are now using the tragedy as a lesson, they say, looking into how much research officers should do before going to a suspect's home. bay area headlines. a bicyclist died after colliding with a garbage truck in san francisco this morning. police say a recology truck and the 21-year-old man were going the same direction on 16th street in the mission district. but when the truck made a turn, the bike crashed into its rear. police say the bicyclist was going fast and a witness says he wasn't wearing a helmet. nurses from two san jose hospitals have walked off the job staking a two-day strike at good samaritan and regional medical centers. the main sticking points in negotiations are pension
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reform, benefit cuts and staffing levels. this strike coincides with the nurses' walkout at east bay sutter hospitals. america's cup sailors back on bay to practice two weeks after an artemis team member was killed when his boat capsized. new wind speed limits are among 37 recommendations in response to the accident. all four teams contributed to the proposal but the coast guard will have the final say. above the bay waters, the fix is not yet in but it is under way. today we got our first look at how engineers will work around those bad bolts. and the job has all hands on deck. >> oh, god, about 30, 40 people altogether right now down there. >> reporter: just below the new bay bridge roadway, the race is on. >> another 30, 40 people working back in the office, crunching numbers of with plans and drawings. you have probably over 100 people working on this thing now. >> reporter: their job, deliver a quick fix for the bad bolts. >> this will be the solution to make this work. >> reporter: if you could look inside that massive piece of
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concrete, you would see those notorious bolts. they are supposed to hold the bridge deck to its seismic shock absorbers. for plan b, engineers have decided on a cable saddle which will be protected in a concrete box. >> we are going to drill holes through the concrete blocks. with those holes we'll run through and both the block or cinch uptight the block to the concrete. it does the same thing pulls it down nice and tight and gets that same friction connection. >> reporter: the saddle itself hasn't been built so you can call this is groundwork and it's not without possible complications. >> you want to be careful. you don't want to hit an existing the part in the bridge. we have a spot in the middle we're drilling through. >> reporter: the crews will work 12 hours a day 7 days a week until the fix is finished. >> only one or two times in my life were we able to mobilize this fashion like this. this is amazing to be able to do this as fast as we are. >> now you're asking how long
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is that fix going to take? no way to tell. but we could get an update after a bay area toll authority meeting next week. how much would you pay for healthcare? under president obama's affordable care act, for the first time californians are getting a clear picture of the plans and prices. >> rattlesnake sightings on the rise in the bay area. that's not all. why experts say there's an increase in bites. >> in the south bay not just snakes. we have sunshine but it's chilly against. you didn't hit 70 degrees for a third day in san jose. find out when you'll be back to the 70s and there's now rain in the extended forecast. find out when that's going to: 45, too. >> are you one of these people not paying attention to where you're going? how a bay area city is cracking down on distracted walking. ,, ,,,,
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's for the first time californians are learning about the plans and prices offered by private insurers when president obama's affordable care act goes into effect. cbs reporter andrea mineti has a breakdown on the costs and the concerns. >> reporter: the state agency "covered california" negotiated medical insurance rate with the total of 13 companies. if you live in the sacramento region, you can choose from four preselected providers. each company offers three price points. >> we want goldilocks pricing. we don't want prices that are too high but we also want to make sure there's enough money so patients can get the care they need. >> reporter: by using the calculator online, you can see the estimated costs for a family of four earning $65,000 a year is $929 a month. if you qualify for a government subsidy, the amount drops to $477 a month. a single 40-year-old who doesn't qualify for a
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government subsidy could pay anywhere from $250 a month to more than $600 based on the plan. some against obama's affordable care act aren't happy the plan continues to move forward. >> i don't want the government setting options. i want insurance companies. if people don't like the options insurance companies are offering we should be able to shop around. >> reporter: like it or not, come january 1, you will be required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. some of the largest health insurers including anthem blue cross/blue shield and kaiser permanente are among the companies vying for business in the state's new healthcare exchange. >> we believe that the rates we're seeing are not only competitive, but actually have a number of points by which we see that they are good rates that people will be able to afford. >> reporter: in sacramento, andrea menniti, kpix 5. >> an estimated 5.3 million californians will be able to purchase through "covered california" and enrollment starts in the fall
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something else is covering california right now. don ford found out you need to watch where you step because rattlesnakes are everywhere right now. >> reporter: it's the sound that will stop you dead in your tracks! the northern california pacific rattlesnake. sonoma county reptile rescue director says this year there are a lot more snake sightings. >> for may, we're three, four times more than normal, 5, 10, 15 calls a day right now. >> reporter: he says the unusually dry warm weather may be what brought out so many rattlesnakes so early in the year. his advice, if you encounter one, don't panic. >> a rattlesnake is a snake. it's not going to bite you unless you really cross the line too close. in most cases, once you see it just step back. >> reporter: dogs, he says are a different story. they get bitten a lot. >> huge amount of dogs well over 20 dogs this year easy. >> veterinary hospital -- >> reporter: at the pet care
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veterinary hospital in santa rosa, dr. nicholas says the antivenom is custom made for the northern pacific rattlesnake and it's expensive. >> 750 for one unit of antivenin. there are some dogs that need more than one unit of antivenin. >> reporter: the doctor says the bite is especially painful for dogs as they usually get bitten on the face. al says not all snakes are poisonous. if you hear the hissing of a snake it's most likely not a rattlesnakes, it will be the harmless gopher snake which you want around because they eat the mice. experts say keep a sharp eye out for rattlesnakes this year. in sonoma county, don ford, kpix 5. >> wow. the sonoma county reptile rescue center says it usually gets about 25 rattlesnake calls by the end of may. this year, it's already had 85! i'm never going outside ever again. [ laughter ] >> that's it.
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>> did you see liz's eyes? >> oh, my gosh! >> i thought paul was going to reach over and go boo! >> that would have been not nice. >> there has been a snake sighting at casa deanno. they are looking for water, none in the hills. where are they going? people water the lawns, the drainage into the street. ah. >> ah. >> you blame the weatherman for everything, can't you? you burn dinner tonight you can't blame the weatherman for that. here's a live look outside. it's sunny and dry,rattlesnakes rejoice they are coming out there. mount vaca a beautiful shot. highs today a couple of degrees milder than they have been in morgan hill. 75 for you. oakland still chilly at 67. fremont 65. downtown san francisco 62 degrees. believe it or not we have been chilly this week but we are well above average especially inland when you look at may. 4 degrees above average for livermore. san francisco two degrees above normal. san jose one and a quarter degrees. tonight will be another chilly night. 41 for napa.
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concord 48. san francisco, redwood city, and oakland right around 50 degrees. here's the setup. low pressure not moving. just spinning and spinning and raining and raining up in the pacific northwest. the snow level again down to 3,000 feet very low for may. we continue to get that fetch of chilly air coming in and tomorrow which will be a couple of degrees milder than today we'll still be well below normal. we'll do it again on saturday and sunday. big changes come monday memorial day the holiday. i know a lot of you want to get outside. there is now a rain chance. low pressure making a closer pass than we first thought. scattered showers are likely coming up on memorial day and also tuesday when we head back to work on school. livermore tomorrow a couple of degrees milder 72 for you. san jose up to 70. oakland 67. concord 73. and 68 tomorrow for redwood city. we'll get a little bit milder on saturday. sunday we'll trend a couple of degrees cooler but still pleasant through sunday but there's your change. look at monday and tuesday. we'll see some scattered showers by the end of the holiday weekend. and then we'll dry out as we head toward next wednesday. i know liz is still thinking
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about those snakes. >> i am. >> yup. >> nightmares all night. >> i will! [ laughter ] >> thank you, don ford. >> at least we're informed. >> yes, we are. >> make a lot of noise when you go hiking. you see this all the time, people so occupied with their phones they are not paying attention to where they're going. how a bay area city is taking steps to crackdown on distracted walking. >> mobile weather tonight in danville with number 5 with doggie night. we'll have all the dog days of summer weather details coming up. deanno ,,
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in the moment. cell phones,than they are to traffic. it's dangerous plus, they're a targe even know it. there they go. pedestrians paying more attention to their cell phones than they are to traffic. it's dangerous. plus, they are a target and you don't even know t kpix 5's mike sugerman is live in san francisco on why cars aren't
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the only thing you should be keeping an eye on. mike. >> reporter: liz, i'm looking behind me because i'm wondering if anybody is going to be talking on their cell phone while they walk by or even looking down they're not. these are smartphones but looking down while you're on the street is just stupid. reporter: wait for it. wait for it. wait for it. boom! you knew that was going to happen. they call it distracted walking. >> we're in 2013. so now everybody is looking at something. don't be distracted when you're walking. >> reporter: san francisco chief of police greg suhr says banging into another person may or may not be a big deal. but walking into an oncoming car is. >> our parents have been preaching and we're preaching now, look both ways before you cross the street. >> reporter: elementary walking knowledge you learned in elementary school. but it takes on a whole new meaning when everybody is looking down instead of both ways. staring at a smartphone on the street is dumb. >> she got hit by a driver. it was her birthday. it was really bad.
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>> reporter: so robert wong of lincoln high school joined some classmates and others passing out these cards to distracted walkers. one side said, you've been hit by a car. the other, you've been mugged. distracted walking. mugged? >> all over this country 50% of the robberies or more involve some sort of a mobile device. >> when i was on the l train, there is this kid from si, he was sitting and playing with his phone and then this one kid just snatched it really quick and it happened in less than a second. >> they are worth somewhere if the neighborhood of $300 and i don't know who thinks it's a good idea to take $300 out of an atm machine and then walk down the street counting it let alone walking across the street. >> reporter: yeah. the way she puts it, i never would have thought of that. we are out here in the sunset because police had a little activity today handing these out. we have had a couple of
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accidents out here with people looking down at their phones. it's not legal. it's illegal. it's just stupid. >> what are people doing to stop cell phone robberies? >> reporter: at the moment not much they can do. they want to change the law, not the law so much as the phones. if you -- if the companies candies able them, then this is as good as anything. it's not a phone, it's a paperweight. but the phone companies are discouraged to do that. they don't want to do that because then they are going to lose money. >> right. an uphill battle. all right, mike, thank you. coming up in our next half hour, the major policy shift for the boy scouts. openly gay youths will be allowed to join. but even though that ban is lifted others are still forbidden from the scouts. >> they go and they will rob the john. >> it doesn't stop there. how bay area police say prostitution is an engine that
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the group votes to lift its long- an, on openly-gay we're past the time we should be excluding people from this organization. >> now at 6:30 the dramatic shift for the boy scouts. the group votes to lift a ban on openly gay boys. >> more than 60% of the boy scouts national council voted in favor of the historic policy change today. cbs reporter ines ferre tells us the decision ends a years long battle over the issue but not the debate. >> reporter: the boy scouts of america's national council voted to allow openly gay boys as members. the vote came after decades of debate over whether the century old youth group could exclude gay scouts. >> no matter how you feel about this issue, kids are better off in scouting. our vision is to serve every
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kid. we want every kid to have a place where they belong to learn and grow and feel protected. >> reporter: more than 2.5 million boys are involved in scouting. those who wanted to keep the ban say being homosexual violates the scouts' oath in which boys vow to keep themselves morally straight. >> they make a decision that puts the interests of a group of activists over the safety and security of my sons, that's a program i can no longer trust. >> reporter: about 70% of boy scout troops are charted by religious organizations many of which are opposed to homosexuality. the ban on gay scouts became a national issue in 1990 when an eagle scout was removed as assistant scout master because he was gay. in 2000 the case went to the u.s. supreme court which decided 5-4 that the scouts had the right to say who could join. 16-year-old paschal testier is and openly gay scout whose maryland troop did not remove him. >> simply because he has been teaching something for a long
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amount of time doesn't mean it's right. >> reporter: the change will go into effect on january first. a ban on openly gay adult leaders will remain in effect. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >> the white house issued a statement saying the president welcomed the boy scouts' decision. earlier today the president laid out his vision for the future of the u.s. fight against terrorism. even as a heckler fought back. >> can you take the drones out of the hands of the cia! >> the persistent protestor did not deter the president as he spelled out his national security policy including the use of unmanned drones to strike down suspected terrorists in other countries. >> america does not take strikes when we have the ability to capture individual terrorists. our preference is always to detain, interrogate and prosecute. i would have detained and prosecuted awlaki if we captured him before he carried out a plot. >> the president conceded the
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strikes have resulted in civilian casualties but said to do nothing would invite even more. the white house is promising to look at ideas for extending oversight of drove operations. >> just like legal businesses prostitutes are under pressure to make a quota. as christin ayers reports those who don't are turning on their johns. reporter: oakland named the city with the highest rate of robberies in the country and we found out the robberies are happening in ways you might never expect. >> there's one right there. >> reporter: we followed lieutenant randy wingate's team of junked cover officers on a sear -- of undercover officers and a series of busts with prostitutes and pimps where they lure people in and set them up. >> they will rob the john. >> reporter: police say if a prostitute hasn't made enough money her pimp will force her to turn in her clients taking the crime to a whole other
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level. >> that level is robbery. they will take their wallet. money out of the atm and also their car. >> reporter: and there is a new twist. pimps are selling whatever is stolen to the next john. >> we are seeing it capitalized from every angle possible. >> reporter: we saw it with our own eyes. when one of the undercover officers picked up a prostitute an alleged pimp tried to settle officer a stolen laptop. lieutenant wingate tried to pull the pimp over. >> pull to the right of the road! turn the car! [ bleep ] >> reporter: but he got away. >> the maroon toyota camry fled away from us on this operation. [ siren ] >> reporter: most of the prostitutes targeted were not so lucky. authorities say an arrest like this one can have a domino effect. if the prostitute identifies her pimp, the pimp can sometimes be linked to robberies, shootings and drug dealings. >> over the last 8 weeks since we have been arresting a lot of pimps and prostitutes the robberies in the area
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completely dropped. >> reporter: in the area between fruitvale and 65th and international, murders have also dropped by 60%. rapes by over 100%. shootings are down in the district by 67%. officers believe it's proof that prostitution is no longer just prostitution. >> we see an engine that drives crime. >> reporter: christin ayers, kpix 5. >> police also say this is now happening in other parts of oakland and detectives are conducting stings in those neighborhoods too. broken legs, broken jaws, soft tissue injury. it can be pretty traumatic. >> coming up, the crash test that makes you wonder how safe you and your pet are in the car. >> i'm like you have to look at this, you have to look at the numbers! okay. oh, my god, we won, we won! >> meet the bay area's newest millionaire. how this powerball winner almost threw away $2 million.
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devices. are you putting your pet at risk by bringing them along for the ride? we see if dogs are in danger if they are buckled up. >> sunny skies over oakland and berkeley right now. a complete lack of marine layer. you see nothing but blue sky but once again it was chilly. we'll talk about when the sunshine is going to go away and rain is going to move into the forecast. yes, there's rain in the seven- day forecast. i'll have it for you next. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, the bay area sports hall of fame inducts a star- studded class. >> he ever sees that i would be -- >> how a stanford's decision to snub the big leagues might help him. >> money is great. you can't take it when you leave this earth. >> a track meet breaks out at a baseball game. that's all coming up in just a couple minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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along for the ride. but is that rea i certainly have done it. have you? a lot of pet owners think nothing of taking their dogs along for the ride but is it safe for you or the dog? we were surprised to see what happens even when pets were strapped into the vehicle. julie watts shows us the crash test. >> reporter: we crash test our
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car seats to protect our children. but how safe are the harnesses to used to protect a dog? the leading harnesses most trusted by pet parents turned dogs into projectiles and even decapitated the test pooch. >> it was a gruesome end for the test dog. >> reporter: the center for pet safety won't disclose the harnesses they tested out of fear even fewer people will secure their pets but she will say that not a single harness passed their test and no one else's standardized testing. >> we tested it to a child standard rating and they all failed to protect the consumer or dog and that's a real concern for consumers. >> reporter: she explains while some manufacturers do claim to do their own testing, there's no government standard creating an unregulated industry that canning dangerous for drivers, costly for pet owners and at the very least painful for
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pets. >> broken legs, broken jaws, soft tissue injuries. >> reporter: while injuries are worse when drivers roam free, using a harness isn't enough and in some cases, they can't be just as deadly. >> something is probably better than nothing am but again, it's only going to be as good as the manufacturer and the fit and the user application of the product. >> reporter: according to aaa, 20% of dog owners admit to driving like this which does violate distracted driving laws in many states yet none currently require a man to buckle up his best friend. states like tennessee and new jersey have proposed bills that could eventually require harnesses but cps worry that's creating a false sense of security as owners assume if a product is legislated it must meet safety standards. >> when it's a mandated product they equate the harness with the crash tested child safety seat and that's the a real concern for us. >> reporter: cps is now calling for standardized testing similar to child safety seats and for lawmakers to educate
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themselves on safety standards before legislating the restraints because as these tests show, legislation alone isn't enough to protect man's best friend or his owner. julie watts, kpix 5. >> now, subaru is partnering with the center for pet safety to create testing standards and we want to point out no animals were used in those crash tests. paul, the weekend is coming up soon. couple of days here. >> friday eve. >> friday eve. >> friday eve. >> tgif. >> and we have a holiday weekend coming up. it is memorial day. a lot of folks off three days for work. or your kids are off from school. you want to get outside. all three days are not going to be dry. i'll explain the change to our extended forecast. right now heading out on a thursday evening, dog goes out for a walk you're going out with him, oakland 63, mid-60s for livermore, san jose. santa rosa 72. san francisco 59. what a week in san jose.
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look at the temperature trend. sunday, monday well above normal. monday near 90. then since tuesday, you have been well below normal down to the 60s and today's high only in the mid-60s. overnight tonight lows in the 40s, some areas in the 30s. napa 41. livermore 48. fremont down to 47 degrees. our microclimate forecast taking you to morgan hill where the view of el toro tomorrow will be excellent. sunshine milder than today high of 74. mostly sunny skies on saturday. and a couple of degrees milder still with a high of 76. big low pressure area sitting and spinning over southern british columbia and the pacific northwest. look at what it's doing in western washington. that is snowfall which is not a rarity in the wintertime but for mid-may it certainly is. this is actually east of the cascade mountains and portions of yakima county getting snow, about 4 days before memorial day. so that low pressure area is the reason why we are getting all of this air coming down
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from canada and it's moving right over the northeastern pacific right into the bay area. that's why we have been chilly for the past couple of days and without that low moving through saturday, we'll stay below normal but you'll get plenty of sunshine so sunny but chilly through saturday even sunday will be below average. then on monday have to talk about the change. we have rain moving in for memorial day. computer models yesterday said this low would be up in canada. now they are saying it's going to be down over northern california close enough to give us a rain chance not only for memorial day but also for next tuesday. so a little bit milder each day through saturday but we'll stay below normal. expect low clouds to return to the coastline by saturday and then on monday, memorial day, there are some showers in the forecast. and it will be cloudy and much cooler even cooler than tomorrow. 73 for concord. san jose high of 70. sunnyvale 69. union city 66. walnut creek 74. pleasanton 73. low 70s for novato and san rafael. mid- to upper 60s for richmond, berkeley and san leandro. extended forecast sunny and dry
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through sunday. change on memorial day, look at the highs only mid- to upper 60s. couple of showers tuesday morning. we'll dry out by the middle of next week. kpix 5's roberta gonzales is in danville with the mobile weather lab attending a "ruff" event. >> reporter: usually memorial day suggests the beginning of summer but right now it's the dog days of summer right here in danville, right, everyone? >> yeah! >> reporter: so we have bella, we have flora, we have right here sophie yeah, right? >> yup. >> reporter: and we have behind me khloe. we have luke skywalker. we have charlie. we have teddy. and then we have mia. right here in danville tonight this is the most friendly dog city in all of america. it is currently 70 degrees. no winds. people came to walk their dogs. tina wong is here to tell us
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about doggy night. >> we have stores, local stores that will pass out treats to all the dogs so everyone comes out once a year and everyone can see how dog friendly danville is. we have restaurants that accept dogs. >> reporter: this is the 8th year that this has been going on. last year you had 700 dogs, 1200 people. what do we expect tonight? >> i think we have about the same. about 700 dogs and there's usually about 2,000 people for this. >> reporter: the whole reason people get to go out and out and explore the merchants in the area and at the same time show how important to have dogs and how well we wrap our arms around them. >> we have a lot of dog rescues that are here so we can support the vendors that are here. however they are all service people who service the tri- valley. >> reporter: we're all here together tonight in danville. you still have plenty of time to come on down. for mobile weather, roberta, kpix 5. we'll be right back. in a bark or two.
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sports hall of fame, two cod probably play for the raide right now.. etti, walter of the five inductees to tonight's bay area sports hall of fame two could probably play for the raiders right now. tim brown, walter haas junior and brent jones make the class of 2013. you don't have to tell jones
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what the honor means. he has been a bay area guy ever every every step of the way from high school in san jose, santa clara for college, and 11 seasons with the 49ers. >> funny because i was one of those sports fans. so i'm the people out there going to giants games going to sharks games going to warriors games. i get frustrated when they lose. i love it when they win. i'm cheering them, high fiving the guys, all those things. i'm a bay area guy. i'm a bay area sports guy. and i love it. and it's been a great time these last few years as well to be a bay area sports fan. >> and he won't be going to tonight's sharks game. the home team has won every game if the series between the slashings and the kings so you can understand why l.a. is very confident heading into game 5 tonight at the staples center. >> this is huge. home ice is huge. you can see how when we go into san jose's building we're not the same team. when they come here they're not the same team. >> we're the best on our home ice. when teams come in here, we want to make them afraid to play in staples center. we use the energy from fans.
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we play hard. we play a different game here and we have been home lately so we have to keep that trend going [ non-english language ] smacks teammate dustin pedroia in the face and then swats victorino on the bench. you know why he did this? all this because he got three out. can you imagine what this guy would do if he threw a no- hitter? he would land five guys on the dl most likely. >> good night! that is a huge fish. >> kevin hooked an estimated 135-pound amber jack. but he was denied a shot at the world record because the crew couldn't wait to make dinner out of this fish before officially weighing it. >> come on. >> the amberjack usually weighs about 40 pounds or less. that is a big fish. kpix 5's high school baseball in sacramento sean nicholson of davis high rounding third and -- and -- he is safe. he got his hand on the plate right at the end before the woman stood up. see, he got it right there.
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and the wildcats won to advance to the san joaquin section semifinals. stanford pitcher mark appel was a can't miss prospect when he entered the major league baseball draft this time last year. so why is he still pitching in college? >> you're 21 years old, there is an interest. >> reporter: there was so much interest in mark appel last season few envisioned the pitcher back at stanford but here he is mowing down the pac- 12 instead of toiling in the minors. >> i didn't think i was going to be back here. >> reporter: projected to be the top pick in last year's draft, appel fell to the pirates at number 8. pittsburg offered him almost $4 million to sign but he declined and returned to school for his senior season. >> money is just money. so many people put such a strong emphasis on how much you make and it becomes this focus. your whole entire life is to make as much money as possible. money is great, i guess.
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you can do things with money n but, uhm, you know, you can't take it when you leave this earth. >> reporter: appel faced scorn by experts who thought he risked injury and a potential dip in production. >> got him. mark appel strikes out the side. >> i'm kind of a people pleaser i guess. i don't like it when people don't like me or whatever. and i learned quickly last summer that you can't please everyone. and you have to be okay with that. >> reporter: appel has proven his critics wrong. he has 120 strikeouts in 98 innings this season to go along with his degree in management science and engineering. he is project again to be baseball's top pick. and it's on the astros to mike it a perfect ending. >> going back to my hometown would be a cherry on top. >> captions by: caption colorado ,, female narrator: through memorial day female narrator: through memorial day at sleep train,
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